The Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction 2014 was held January 12-19 at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona, resulting in more than $113 million in gross sales. The total from the 43rd annual auction was the highest in company history, with nearly 1,400 vehicles sold and an estimated 300,000 attendees.
The top result at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale sale went to the 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe that brought $3,850,000, making it the most expensive Corvette ever to sell at an auction. Other vehicles that broke world records included the 1967 Corvette L88 that sold for $2,860,000 and the 1957 Thunderbird E Convertible that made $330,000. Additional result of note included the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe, with Sir Stirling Moss riding shotgun across the block, that sold for $2,090,000. In total, the 16 Salon Collection vehicles sold for more than $22 million.
“This was a huge year for Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale. We kicked it off with a great opening night gala, christening the new Westworld facility. The Scottsdale auction had the highest sales in the history of our company – exceeding $113 million,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson.
“We sold some great cars for charity, attendance exceeded 300,000 and the celebrity turnout was great. Scottsdale 2014 witnessed an increase in the value of Americana cars as well as the general strengthening of the value of the cars we sold. We think that this trend will continue throughout 2014 and look forward to these increased numbers at our other 2014 auctions. As our brand becomes more global, as our reach enters new media markets and as consignors and bidders engage in our lifestyle events as well as our website, we anticipate strong participation at our upcoming auctions,” continued Jackson.
The week also lived up to Barrett-Jackson’s legacy of working with the auto industry and motorsports to raise money for local and national charities. The company consigned a custom Ford truck benefiting The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan Foundation. Rusty Wallace auctioned a car to benefit the NASCAR Foundation and Kurt Busch was present, supporting the Armed Forces Foundation. These unique cars, among the others that were offered for charity, raised over $4.4 million.
Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2014 – Top Ten Auction Results
1. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe – $3,850,000
2. 1969 Chevrolet Corvette #57 Rebel Convertible Race Car – $2,860,000
3. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe – $2,090,000
4. 1998 Ferrari F300 – $1,870,000
5. 1963 Shelby Cooper Monaco King Cobra – $1,650,000
6. 1929 Duesenberg SJ Lebaron Dual Cowl Phaeton – $1,430,000
7. 2008 Bugatti Veyron – $1,375,000
8. 1954 Plymouth Belmont Concept Car – $1,320,000
9. 1939 Alfa Romeo 6c 2500 Sport Touring – $997,500
10. 1972 Plymouth Duster Hot Wheels “Mongoose” Funny Car, 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Hot Wheels “Snake” Funny Car, 1967 Dodge D-700 Hot Wheels “Snake” Ramp Truck, 1967 Dodge D-700 Hot Wheels “Mongoose” Ramp Truck – $990,000
For complete results, visit Barrett-Jackson.com.